Bengaluru-based Samsung R&D became the highest recruiter at the centralised placements process for students hailing from Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru campuses of the National Institute of Design (NID) on Wednesday. Samsung R&D made 11 full-time job offers and gave 11 diploma projects to design students. While the NID officials refused to divulge details of the highest pay package offered this year, the average pay package in the three-day process was Rs 16 lakh per annum, which was Rs 12 lakh last year.
Last year saw Ludhiana-based home textiles producer and exporter Trident Ltd offer a whopping pay of Rs 72 lakhs to an NID PG student from retail design discipline and had also made as many as 22 job offers.
“Close to 100 firms who came for placements on campus made close to 300 job offers, including full-time placements and graduation project (final semester internship) to students this year. Among these Samsung R&D Bengaluru was the highest recruiter having made 22 offers, while Samsung Design, Delhi-Design Subsidiary of Samsung India Electronics Pvt Ltd. which also offered made 10 full-time placements. IBM-India made 7 job offers and Microsoft and TCS took five students each. While UI/UX designers have been in demand by IT-led firms, this year also saw a spurt in jobs for industrial designers, product designers and students of information and interactive design.
Companies are now preferring to be multi-disciplinary in picking young designers owing to our teaching curriculum being such and looking beyond the course discipline. This year apart from our regular recruiters, we have had many new companies coming to hire students, including many fashion houses and production firms as well,” said Sujitha Nair, Head – Industry, Placements, Students and Alumni Relations at NID.
With 270 students and 100 firms present at placement week, officials said that there was an increase of more than 50% in new companies visiting the NID -Ahmedabad campus as compared to placements last year.